Fire Photos


5 Alarm 3rd and Central

CFDHISTORY ---›Fire Photos ---› 5 Alarm 3rd and Central

Date 1944-07-05


This is a huge fire and a spectacular photo! This fire was sounded from Box 1151 at 15:29hrs on the hot afternoon of July 5, 1944. The Thieman Brothers Co. warehouse was heavily involved in fire when companies arrived. The companies in front of the building are Engine 3, Truck 7, and Water Tower 2.
Photograph - Steve Hagy Collection




Photograph - Chester Basham Collection



Twenty-four engines, five trucks, and the water tower battled the fire in the old Plum Street railroad station built in 1863. Two workers in the produce warehouse at 218 Central Ave. were killed.
Photograph - Chester Basham Collection